Steve's Garage: Glassing Kit

Optics are a critical component of any hunter's tool arsenal, and this is the standard setup I take on most of my hunts.

I use an FHF Bino Harness to keep my Vortex rangefinder and binos easily accessible on my chest. For most western hunts 10x42mm is a great size, but if I’m doing something a little closer range, like turkey hunting, I might opt for an 8x42mm.

An 85mm spotting scope is awesome to have along on hunts, but you might not be inclined to carry that extra weight. The 65mm angled scope is a nice compromise that's a little lighter but still provides the optical performance required for long glassing sessions.

There are a lot of great tripods on the market, but my go-to is the Outdoorsmans. While it might be heavy, it's extremely durable. Nothing beats having a super steady platform to glass and shoot from.


Bino Harness Pro-M
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FHF Gear

Made with high-quality, durable Cordura, the FHF Gear Bino Harness is designed to be quiet, lightweight, low profile, modular, and easily operated with one hand.

Razor HD 4000 Rangefinder
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Vortex Optics

The angle compensated laser rangefinder features four targeting modes (Normal Mode, First Mode, Last Mode and Extended Laser Range Mode) for any ranging environment. The primary HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) range mode provides key angle compensated range information required by the vast majority of shooters in a simple, quick to read display. The Razor HD 4000 also has a LOS (Line of Sight) range mode and scan feature.

Razor UHD Binos 10X42
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Vortex Optics

The Razor UHD 10x42s are Steve's go-to binoculars. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution. Whether you need to pick apart a densely packed hillside or observe the finest details at insanely close distances, the Razor UHD can do it all.

Viper HD 65MM Angled Spotting Scope
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Vortex Optics

A high-end spotter without the high-end price tag. An HD optical system with incredible optical performance brings even the finest details at a distance in for a closer look.

Standard Tripod
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No matter how steady you think your hands are, nothing beats the view from a rock solid platform. The Outdoorsmans tripod is the only one built specifically for the demands of western hunting, and has been put to the test all over the world.

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